MakerBot Launches the MakerBot Certification Program for Students
MakerBot Expands Its 3D Printing Educational Ecosystem with a New Program Aimed to Empower Students with Design Thinking and Creative Problem-Solving Skills Through Real-World Design Applications
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190402005310/en/
MakerBot, which has its popular 3D printers in over 7,000 K-12 schools in the U.S., empowers students with tools and resources to help them better prepare for their futures. The adoption of 3D printing in classrooms has become increasingly widespread as educators turn to new methodologies to drive student engagement and enhance STEM and STEAM learning. However, many students today are still lacking the critical skills that will launch them into 21st-century careers.
“We recognized very early on that teachers needed more than just a 3D
printer; they needed a learning tool. As a result, we developed a full
line of offerings for educators, including the
Students earn their certification by completing the four-part online
course series. Each course module focuses on an integral aspect of
design thinking or 3D printing. After completion, students will receive
an .STL file of a
The certification modules include:
- 3D Printer Operator – Learn how to set up and manage your MakerBot 3D printer, create your first prints, and troubleshoot common issues.
- Design Thinking – Learn how to solve real-world design challenges using critical problem-solving skills including observation, ideation, and design.
- Applied Design Thinking – Learn how to build on the fundamental Design Thinking skill set and approach your own projects with creative problem-solving skills.
- Design for 3D Printing – Become a MakerBot 3D printing expert and learn how to apply advanced 3D printing skills for building exceptional models.
“The MakerBot Certification Program for Educators has allowed me to
expand my 3D printing curriculum. I have been able to easily explain how
3D printers work to my students, giving them control to manage their own
prints and take responsibility for what they are designing and
MakerBot is the only 3D printing company to provide a complete solution
that enables the success of 3D printing programs in schools. MakerBot
already offers a full 3D printing ecosystem for educators, including the
easiest and most reliable 3D printers, the comprehensive MakerBot
Educators Guidebook with hundreds of free 3D printing lesson plans
created by teachers, Thingiverse
Education and a highly-engaged community, industry-leading customer
support, and the only ISTE-approved MakerBot
For more information on the MakerBot Certification Program, visit https://www.makerbot.com/certification/.
a subsidiary of
We believe there's an innovator in everyone, so we make the 3D printing tools that make your ideas matter. Discover innovation with MakerBot 3D printing.
To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.